Total Credits: 18 including 18 AOA Category 1-A Credit
AGENDA - ALL Times Listed PACIFIC
Dermatology for Primary Care
The Vape Unknown: What We Do (And Don't) Know About Vaping
Current Topics in Integrative Medicine
OMT for Primary Care
Insomnia and Sleep Dysregulation: Diagnosis, Effect on Illness, and Evidenced-Based Treatment
Management of Common Sleep Disturbances
Nutrition in Medicine
Medical Treatment of HFpEF
Medical Treatment of HFrEF
Devices for Treament of CHF
Cardiology Panel Discussion
An Update of Hypertension Guidelines and What Has Happened Since
Cardiology from the ER
Judicious Use of Antibiotics
Primary Care and HRT for Transgender Patients
Student Oral Presentations
|Dermatology - Oliver Wisco, DO (15.9 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|Vaping - Ryan Nelson, MD (756.6 KB)||Available after Purchase|
|Osteopathic Considerations in Primary Care (2.8 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|Insomnia and Sleep Dysregulation (1.6 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|Insomnia References (120.7 KB)||Available after Purchase|
|Management of Common Sleep Distrubances, Kam Atwall, DO (1.2 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|Nutrition and the Mcirobiome (1.9 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|Medical Treatment of HFpEF (416.4 KB)||Available after Purchase|
|Medical Treatment of HFrEF (2.5 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|Devices for Treatment of CHF (1.8 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|Primary Care and HRT for Transgender Patients (742.8 KB)||Available after Purchase|
|Evaluation of Chest Pain in the E.R. (1.9 MB)||Available after Purchase|
Dr. Wisco is a board-certified dermatologist and has completed a Mohs Micrographic Surgery Fellowship under Donald J. Grande, MD,the first Mohs Surgeon in Boston, MA, along with a Melanoma Clinical Research Fellowship at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital & the Wellman Center for Photomedicine in Boston, MA.
Much of Dr. Wisco’s medical career has been in the military, where he has served over 20 years in the Air Force and Air National Guard. He has also previously served as a part-time Assistant Professor of Dermatology for Emory University School of Medicine, Tulane University Schoolof Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Currently, Dr. Wisco is in private practice in Bend, OR and is still actively involved in the military as an Officer in theAir Force Reserves.
In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Wisco has been heavily involved in healthcare improvement initiatives primarily through the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS), and the American Medical Association’s National Quality Registry Network (NQRN). Most significantly, his work guided the development of the AAD’s national performance measurement system and data registry(DataDerm) for all of dermatology.
Dr. Wisco’s interest in healthcare performance improvement parallels his clinical research interest of understanding the risk factors that lead to high-risk skin cancer and advanced melanoma in order to improve care processes and promote health. With his research/performance improvement interest, informatics background, and policy work, Dr. Wisco is dedicated to exploring methods to integrate patients,clinicians, health systems, and city governments to drive the creation of healthy sustainable communities.
Kurt N. Woeller, D.O., is an osteopathic and integrative medicine physician. He is the author of several health books: “Autism – The Road To Recovery”, “Methyl-B12 For Autism”, “7 Facts You Need To Know About Autism”, “Methyl-B12 and Methylation Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia”, and “5 Things You MUST Do To Treat Your Rheumatoid Arthritis.” He is also a lecturer, educator, and practicing clinician offering specialized diagnostic testing and treatments for individuals with complex medical conditions like Autism, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Mental Health Disorders, and other chronic health conditions. Dr. Woeller serves as a clinical consultant for both BioHealth Laboratory and Great Plains Laboratory providing patient and physician education regarding functional and biomedical medicine through one-on-one training and monthly webinars. He is on the Integrative Medicine for Mental Health (IMMH) Scientific Advisory Panel and is a member of the American Osteopathic Association.
Dr. Slicho earned both his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and his Masters of Science in Clinical Research and Education from the University of North Texas Health Science Center - Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNTHSC-TCOM) in Fort Worth, Texas in 2004.
He is board certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM), completing his residency training in 2007 at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, in affiliation with UNTHSC-TCOM.
He is actively involved in medical education, completing both a pre-doctoral teaching fellowship, and serves as adjunct faculty for several colleges of osteopathic medicine. Dr. Slicho was in private practice in Fort Worth, TX for five years before relocating to the Portland area. He and his wife and son enjoy the active outdoor lifestyle of the pacific northwest.
Dr. Gerry is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in working with individuals coping with acute, chronic, and terminal illnesses, sleep disorders, and bereavement. She also works with individuals interested in improving their health behaviors to maximize quality of life. Dr. Gerry earned her Ph.D. with an emphasis in Behavioral Medicine from the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology in 2011. She completed her clinical internship at the Palo Alto VAHCS in 2011, and her NIH funded T-32 postdoctoral fellowship from Stanford
University School of Medicine in 2014. Dr. Gerry served on faculty as a clinical instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University from 2014-2015. Dr. Gerry is an expert in behavioral medicine and psycho-oncology research and practice. Her research focuses on the role of sleep dysfunction, stress, and coping in chronic illness. She is interested in examining how psychosocial stress and sleep disturbance effect endocrine and immune function with significant impact on quality of life and cancer survival. She has 26 peer-reviewed manuscripts, numerous professional presentations, and two Conquer Cancer Foundation merit awards from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) (2012, 2013) related to her research. Dr. Gerry’s clinical practice therapeutic modalities include:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), CBT for Insomnia (CBT-I) and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Dr. Gerry currently works in private practice and continues to serve as a research and statistical consultant to various institutions.
Director of Sleep Program at Adventist Portland and Tillamook Hospitals, Oregon
Pulmonary/Critical Care/Sleep Medicine physician at Adventist Medical Center, Portland Oregon
Medical school: Des Moines University, Des Moines Iowa
Internship: Mount Clemens General Hospital, Michigan
Residency: Providence St Vincent Medical Center, Portland Oregon
Fellowship: Pulmonary/Critical Care/Sleep Medicine UNC, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Board certified in Pulmonary/Critical Care/Sleep/Internal Medicine
Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery
Undergraduate: University of Idaho
Medical Education: Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship: Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
Residency: Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
Dr. La Vella is a general surgeon with a particular interest in robotic-assisted surgery and minimally invasive weight loss procedures.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading, gardening and other outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, skiing and snowboarding.
Tim Becker DO is currently a Cardiology Fellow at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis, OR. His areas interest includes heart failure, cardiac rehab, and preventative health. In his free time, he enjoys drawing, painting, resistance training, running, hiking, and spending time with his family.
Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University
Graduate: Wagner College
Medical Education: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship: New York Downtown Hospital
Residency: New York Downtown Hospital
Fellowship: Oakwood Southshore Medical Center
Additional Training: Radiological Physics Service, Inc
Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
Dr. Celis grew up in New York City and started at Samaritan in 2009. He enjoys playing soccer and mountain biking with his family.
Ross A. Downey, MD, MS, CCDS, FHRS, FACC is an Electrophysiologist at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis, OR. His areas of interest include heart failure, arrhythmias, device therapy, ablation therapy, lead management and lead extraction, quality improvement, and preventative cardiology.
Dr. Christopher Cirino practices infectious diseases at Adventist medical center. He has been practicing medicine for more than 20 years and is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases. He has honed skills in chronic disease assessment and prevention and is directing his interest in health and wellness toward providing health appraisals and health coaching. His medical information business Your Health Forum includes a blog and medical literature for prevention and behavior change. He is also providing health talks on optimal health and mindfulness. He is happy to receive referrals for health coaching and for group seminars.
Dr. Claire Unruh is a second-year resident at Good Samaritan Family Medicine in Corvallis. She grew up in Kansas and graduated from medical school at Campbell University in North Carolina. Her interests include transgender health, hospital medicine, and Spanish-speaking populations.
Western University of Health Sciences 2019-2023
College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest, Lebanon, OR
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Grand Canyon University 2012-2016
Bachelor of Science in Biology and Health Care Administration
Summa cum Laude
AWARDS & HONORS _____
Grand Canyon University Deans List 2012-2016
2nd Place HOSA National Leadership Conference – Health Career Presentation 2014
WORK AND CLINICAL EXPERIENCE _____
Anatomy Tutor – Western University of Health Sciences COMP-Northwest 2019-Present
• Assist faculty and students during anatomy lab hours
• Hold office hours for students to facilitate a greater understanding of human anatomy
Medical Scribe – Northwest Acute Care Specialists 2017-Present
• Document correspondence between the physician and patient in an emergency department environment
• Document radiology reports, lab results, physical exam findings, medical decision making, and
Project Manager – Bradford Consulting Engineers 2016-2019
• Managed project budgets and timelines while working within a team to provide a quality product for the
• Assisted in the development of client relations within the U.S. and internationally
Science Tutor – Grand Canyon University 2013-2016
• Consulted with faculty and deans to develop learning strategies to improve student success in the
classroom by bridging learning gaps
• Assisted in the development of the "After Dark Series", a nightly interactive lecture and tutoring session
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE _____
Trauma Research Associate – Oregon Health Science University 2018-2019
• Performed data abstraction from patient medical charts to the ICU registry for current and future
• Gave a presentation on traumatic brain injuries to attending physicians and colleagues
Research Intern – Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center 2015
• Assisted in administrating autism spectrum disorder assessments
• Collected data in the field for current research projects
Currently a second-year medical student at Western University of Health Sciences COMP-Northwest. A father of 4 and married for 10 years. Marcus has been involved in EMS since 2007 and this was his inspiration for going to medical school. Marcus has been a paramedic since 2011, where he mostly worked rural and reservation EMS. He also has experience as a SWAT medic, flight medic, and paramedic instructor. He plans to pursue Emergency Medicine with a focus on rural medicine and EMS.
William “Cooper” Procter Maloney grew up on a small apple farm in Northern California. He found an interest in medicine due to frequent hospital visits from sporting injuries and his three older brothers. In the San Francisco East Bay, he attended Saint Mary’s College of California to study Biology and play Division 1 Rugby. He now attends Western University of Health Sciences School of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest as a second year medical student in the US ARMY.
William Crowley is a second-year student at Western University of Health Science, COMP-Northwest in Lebanon, Oregon. William was born and raised in Ashland, Oregon and went to the University of Oregon earning a degree in Chemistry, B.S 2017. As a Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program Student, William is currently interested in a variety of specialties; emergency medicine and family practice. In his free time, William likes to run and make art; primarily oil painting, currently he has art on display at a restaurant Umami Sushi in Ashland, Oregon. He also enjoys travel, especially to see family in South Korea.
Steven Gay is a second year medical student at Western University of Health Sciences, COMP-Northwest. He graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah where he completed a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He and his beautiful wife, Erin, have been married for 6 years and are expecting their first child any day now. At COMP-Northwest, Steven is in the Global Health track and is currently serving as Treasurer of Sigma Sigma Phi, the osteopathic honor society, the Student Osteopathic Medical Association, the Specialties club and as co-president of the orthopedic surgery interest group. Some of his other interests include traveling, eating/cooking, gymnastics, acrobatic dunking, and photography
Patricia Nguyen was born and raised in Tigard, OR. Before attending Western University of Health Sciences COMP-NW, she attended Valley Catholic from K-12 and studied at Creighton University in Omaha, NE. Inspired by her undergraduate background in Spanish and Medical Anthropology, she became an active member of the Rural Health Track in medical school. Patricia also served as an executive member of the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association and the OPSO Council of Medical Students. She is involved with the OMM department as a Teaching Assistant. Committed to working with underserved populations, Patricia was awarded the Primary Care Loan Forgiveness Scholarship and hopes to serve as a pediatrician or family medicine physician.
Patricia is passionate about dancing, meditating, and improving her proficiency in Vietnamese and Spanish to connect with family as well as her future patients. Regardless of where she ends up for residency, she is determined to move back home to Oregon.
Ajay Breen is a second-year medical student at Western University of Health Sciences, COMP-Northwest. He graduated from the University of Minnesota, Duluth with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. At COMP-NW, Ajay is involved in the Pediatric, Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine Interest Groups, the Student Osteopathic Medical Association, an Osteopathic Manipulation Medicine teaching assistant and a volunteer at the Lebanon Fire Department. Some of his other interests are golfing, snowboarding, mountain biking, and attending concerts in his free time.
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